These Promises

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” “These promises” are what are spoken of at the end of chapter 6, but as with all of God’s promises, they have conditions which must … Continue reading These Promises

Renouncing Disgraceful and Underhanded Ways

Video Talk 2 Corinthians 4:1-7 ESV “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the … Continue reading Renouncing Disgraceful and Underhanded Ways

The Gifts and The Gifted

1 Corinthians 12:1,4-7,11 ESV “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed… Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. … Continue reading The Gifts and The Gifted

Can’t Mix God with Demons

1 Corinthians 10:14-22 ESV Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because … Continue reading Can’t Mix God with Demons

Misrepresenting Christ and His Gospel

Acts 4:15-17 ESV “But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, saying, ‘What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order that it may … Continue reading Misrepresenting Christ and His Gospel

Lift Your Drooping Hands

Hebrews 12 begins with an exhortation to us who profess faith in Jesus Christ to lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, so that we can run with endurance the race God set before us to run. And then it goes on to talk about the struggle against sin and the disciplines … Continue reading Lift Your Drooping Hands

Is Truth Your Practice?

Video Talk 1 John 1:5-10 ESV “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we … Continue reading Is Truth Your Practice?

The Peace of God

Philippians 4:4-7 ESV “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses … Continue reading The Peace of God

I Now Tell You With Tears

Philippians 3:17-21 ESV “Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is … Continue reading I Now Tell You With Tears

The Worship of Idols

Video Talk 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 ESV “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same … Continue reading The Worship of Idols